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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Sanding Hardwood Question

49 days ago by MilFlyer

Hi all! I am in need of some help and you guys are my only hope! No exxage...

6 48 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Chicago Paint Sprayer

51 days ago by RussellAP

Great unit. Does anyone know where I can get a couple more guns for this unit...

5 49 days ago
View Christopher Frank's profile

bar top is cupping

421 days ago by Christopher Frank

So ive installed a 21’ bartop. I had finished the underside prior to in...

5 49 days ago
View chetrog's profile

Newbie needs help with wood filler.

51 days ago by chetrog

I am going to be making a basic bench. Just going to use Douglas Fir. I Don&#...

10 50 days ago
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52 days ago by Shahidan

Alll the time I have been using polyurethane varnish. This varnish is slow dr...

13 50 days ago
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Can I apply sanding sealer over small stain touch ups without having to wait several days?

52 days ago by strandedpirate

I’m re-doing some bar stools that I stained. I just applied a thin laye...

5 50 days ago
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Scrapers or sandpaper for parquet flooring a copy from Handtools

55 days ago by JohnChung

Please share your experience with repairing parquet flooring. I have tried to...

6 50 days ago
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How much time do you spend on the parts they don't see?

61 days ago by Monte Pittman

I have been doing a lot of sanding this afternoon. Some of the areas that I a...

46 51 days ago
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How to make Yellow Heart pop ?

53 days ago by C_PLUS_Woodworker

How do I make Yellow Heart pop? My buddy’s grandmother carved a chess set…...

3 52 days ago
View Zach's profile

First time using red oak, how do I stain?

52 days ago by Zach

I’ve done my first engraving with red oak, and i’m not sure how t...

10 52 days ago
View whitesferry's profile

ambrosia maple help please !

53 days ago by whitesferry

it’s been suggested to me to sand tons its 2in thick 5 feet long a...

3 53 days ago
View Canofworms's profile

Effective homemade paint stripper formula? 300s/f with 5 coats of paint...

54 days ago by Canofworms

I have a lemonade porch I want to get down to bare wood. Its about 300 s/f wi...

8 53 days ago
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Best weather proofing finish for an outdoor table.

54 days ago by JeremyR

First time post here. I was interested in getting your opinions on the bes...

4 53 days ago
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Mineral Oil finish problem

55 days ago by Gixxerjoe04

So i made a serving tray for my mom for mothers day, it’s in my project...

12 54 days ago
View mgee76's profile

Advice needed on refinishing wood chairs.

55 days ago by mgee76

Hello, I’m resorting to asking for advice because I don’t want to...

2 55 days ago
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Finishing walnut

56 days ago by steve223

I’m doing a small project in walnut and I am not sure what to finish it...

3 56 days ago
View David Drummond's profile

Question about converting a Turbine HVLP cup gun to pressure pot

57 days ago by David Drummond

I have a Fuji Q4 pro that I would like to set up to use a pressure pot instea...

0 57 days ago
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Im a moron: fixing uneven polyurethane job on new table top?!

64 days ago by 98102via57401

Long story short. I started putting full strength satin poly on a section of...

13 58 days ago
View Jerry's profile

Need some help with ideas on how to fix this please

58 days ago by Jerry

I have been advertising in Craigslist for doing small repairs and refinishing...

12 58 days ago
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Glue Line Appeared After Dying

62 days ago by jonsprague0000

I glued up a mahogany tabletop with very minor glue lines. After I dyed the ...

20 58 days ago

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